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Correct dispatch rider display?

Discussion in 'Living History' started by RE-WDCO, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. RE-WDCO

    RE-WDCO New Member

    Jan 24, 2019
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    I'm totally new to reenactment so I'll give it a try...

    I plan to attend the upcoming Market Garden memorial events in the Netherlands with my Royal Enfield WDCO from '44. In order to look correctly, I have been gathering my equipment in recent year.

    I now have:
    - Battle dress jacket with Royal Signals and XXX corps emblems
    - Dispatch rider breeches (pantaloons)
    - Dispatch rider boots
    - Leather jerkin
    - Dispatch rider gauntlets
    - Dispatch rider helmet + goggles
    - P37 waist belt
    - Dispatch rider coat

    I also have an original ww2 Royal Signals field service cap (see photo). This is dark blue with light blue piping. I am not sure who wore this cap during WW2. Were these only the officers, or did this go with a gala dress, ... or?

    Anyway ... Is it appropriate to wear this cap with the aforementioned equipment during a Market Garden memorial?


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